Several Killed, Homes Vandalised in Post Poll Clashes Between TMC, BJP in West Bengal

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There had been studies of post-poll violence from varied components of West Bengal on Monday, together with in town, barely a day after the results of the hotly contested state meeting ballot was declared and rivals TMC and BJP traded prices. Purba Bardhaman district witnessed the killing of 4 individuals allegedly in clashes between the TMC and the BJP, official sources stated on Monday.

The Trinamool Congress claimed three of its supporters had been killed by the BJP, which rejected the allegations, saying the incidents had been the results of “individuals’s resistance”. The incident took place when some TMC supporters were on the way to Nabagram in the Jamalpur police station area on their motorcycles and were allegedly attacked by BJP workers, the sources said.

The TMC said that its members were thrashed and their bikes were damaged. The injured were taken to different hospitals and two were declared dead by Burdwan Medical College and Hospital when rushed there.

A woman who was among the injured was declared dead when taken to Jamalpur Hospital, the sources said. Claiming that the woman was a BJP supporter, local BJP leader Ashish Kshetrapal said that TMC activists descended on the area shouting ‘Joy Bangla’ and ‘Khela Hobe’ slogans around 11 am.

“We built a counter-resistance and the TMC attackers fled. But they returned via another route, forcibly entered my house, and attacked my family members. My mother died in the attack,” he stated. The TMC supporters additionally injured his father and uncle, the native chief stated including they vandalised and looted 17-18 homes in the realm.

Poice stated 23 individuals have been detained in reference to the incident and an enormous contingent of central forces have been deployed in the realm. An officer of Jamalpur police station stated the scenario was underneath management. In one other incident in Samaspur in Raina police station space, a 55-year-old man was killed in TMC-BJP clashes on Sunday evening after the outcomes had been declared.

Ganesh Mallick, identified in the realm as TMC supporter, was injured after being hit by bamboo sticks. He was admitted to the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital the place he died, the sources stated. BJP district normal secretary Shyamal Roy stated the incident was a fall out of a household dispute, whereas TMC spokesperson Prosenjit Das stated the saffron occasion was resorting to violence in varied areas after shedding the ballot.

TMC supporters had been additionally accused of vandalising the properties and outlets of BJP employees in varied components of Galsi. In town an individual died after he was severely assaulted by TMC employees in Kankurgachi space late on Sunday evening, police stated.

The man, who was claimed by his household to have been a BJP activist, was declared introduced lifeless when taken to a close-by hospital, the police stated. Just a few homes in Jadavpur space of town had been vandalised by unknown miscreants, who had been alleged to be members of TMC.

BJP has claimed that not less than 5 of its activists had been killed and 1000’s of homes belonging to the occasion’s employees had been broken in assaults by Trinamool Congress supported miscreants for the reason that declaration of the meeting election outcome. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh informed reporters right here that neither the state police nor the administration got here to their assist.

He claimed that the mom of a sales space president was killed throughout an assault by TMC employees at Jagaddal in North 24 Parganas district and one other particular person was killed at Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas. Another BJP supporter was killed in Beleghata space of town, whereas two others had been killed in comparable assaults at Ranaghat in Nadia district and Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar, he stated.

Ghosh stated there have been studies of the killing of an ISF supporter at Kadambagachhi in North 24 Parganas, taking the toll to 6. “It appears after profitable unexpectedly TMC activists are venting their ire on opposition employees and their households with the tacit help of the ruling occasion,” he stated.

Ghosh said BJP will approach Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Home Minister Amit Shah listing details of attacks and also inform the Election Commission. At the same time he offered cooperation to TMC as a “responsible opposition” saying “We additionally sit up for their initiative in this regard.” He met the governor later during the day.

Reports of post-poll violence were received from Jalpaiguri in north Bengal too. The newly-elected MLA of Dabgram-Phulbari, Sikha Chatterjee of BJP alleged that miscreants supported by the TMC attacked her house. She even took reporters inside her house to show them the destruction caused by the attackers.

She also alleged that houses of BJP workers were vandalised and a vehicle was damaged at Chunabhati area of Dabgram-Phulbari constituency, where state minister and senior TMC leader Gautam Deb was defeated by the BJP. In Moynaguri there were reports of a clash between the two groups at Chuadanga area in which several persons were injured and a motorbike was set on fire, police said.

A number of houses in the area were also vandalised, the police said adding the injured were taken to the hospitals. BJP has claimed that the injured were its supporters and the TMC denied any role in the clash.

Police and central armed police force have rushed to the spot and RAF has been deployed. A large police picket has been posted to maintain peace in the area, an official of the force said.

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